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, sir. and then there is this man, alexander, ferdman organizing a crime ring in texas. it hasn't stopped him from coming to california, setting up a drug rehab clinic and billing taxpayers. even though, felons are barred from running drug med cal centers. >> how can a guy like you run a drug rehab in california. this is a major insurance car crash scheme in texas. >> i was convicted, but it's not what it seems. >> reporter: in the last two fiscal years, taxpayers spent nearly $186 million supposedly treating drug and alcohol abuse patients in california. our investigation with the center for investigative reporting found half of that money, or about $94 million has gone to clinics that have shown questionable billing practices or signs of fraud. joy jaffers former drug medical supper visor says she complained to the state for years about all the obvious fraud. >> we found billing records for people in jail. one person dead. people who said they didn't need this kind of treatment. >> uh-huh. >> clinics closed on a certain day, billing for that certain day. >> uh-huh. >> none of
-- 2009 inserted i yield a minute and a half to the gentleman from texas mr. carter. >> he is recognized for 90 seconds. i thank you for bringing forward this bill. i would be willing to bet if you a poll in think household in america and said who do you or your e i.r.s. doctor, doctors with overwhelming ly overwhelmingly be trusted. he i.r.s. would be overwhelmingly distrusted. i don't understand when we laws in this congress restricting the access health care information and bring severe penalties on our care providers for releasing health care these hipaa and laws and they have been around for a while now i would say. we write a bill that turns this, the entire health system's administration over to the one agency that the american people hate american agency.r now, some of the democrats like it because they like to get other people's money and spends it but the rty i the i.r.s. is trusted ed, wasn't before the events that have been described here today. oday they are totally distrusted. in fact they are totally feared of what they can do to the lives of american citize citizens. this
boehner. >> former texas congressman rand atl was the keynote speaker the young americans for liberty national convention. we will show you his remarks in their entirety tomorrow here on c-span. in the meantime, here's a preview of the former congressmen's remarks. and --biggest break -- the risk is how sluggish will they get. speaking out can be dangerous. we write laws on purpose. all of politicians want truth. they want us to know everything about government so they write to be strict laws. if you are a whistleblower, we will protect you. yeah, sure. you do that and they charge you with treason. know, theds me of you with an empire of life. the empire, the big government is only held together by lies. these revolutions whether bradley manning or snowden, they have not heard us area they have hurt the bureaucrat. that hurt a politician. they embarrass them. you may we spy on every country in the world? we spy on them? isy probably suspected, but out in the open. they are embarrassed. treasonous to maintaining the faƇade they are wonderful and good and humanitarian. away frankly, th
to the gentleman from texas, mr. culberson. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i appreciate very much the gentleman from georgia filing this important legislation and i feel my day is not complete. unless we get a chance to cut spending and cut obamacare. obamacare contains more than 20 tax increases and gives the irs unprecedented authority to collect personal health information from more than 300 million americans. obamacare requires all insurance companies to report to the irs the name, address, identification number and type of insurance policy purchased by every customer, along with the determination whether or not the insurance was, quote, government approved. i'm very proud to be a co-author of dr. price's legislation that will prohibit the irs from collecting our personal health care information. the irs has admitted this i've heard from so many stints who are members of patriotic organizations. they stepped up for the first time in their lives to get involved in organizations like the texas tea party, the king street patriots, and for standing up as patriots and trying to do the right things fo
have a perfect study in which 50 states you could track health costs, and some states like texas have set very severe caps. and they have not seen lower trend lines because they set the caps. so it's absolutely true that doctors practice defensive medicine, it's true that we need changes. that's all true. it won't fix the cost trends. the cost trends are because of unnecessary capacity, it's because of irrationality in the system, it's because of, you know, delivering too much of the wrong kinds of services. so, you know, you have lots of -- you know, the ama's answer to this and physicians' answer to this is always tort reform. and you can say, you know, yes, you're right, the tort system need to be fixed, but that's not the answer to the cost trends. >> well, thank you, dr. brenner. that was incredibly interesting. [applause] >> thank you so much. ms. . [applause] >> that, i want to ask dan, our nga executive director, to give us an update of the work on the association in assisting states to control health costs while maintaining quality. >> thank you. you probably won't be surpris
costs. some states like texas set very severe caps. they haven't seen lower trend lines because they set the cap. it's absolutely true that doctors practice defensive medicine. it's true the tort system doesn't work. it's true we need changes. it's all true. it won't fix the terrorist trends. they because of it's because of a rationality in the system. it's because of delivering too many of the wrong kinds of social security. yo lot of ama's answer to this and physician's answer is tort reform. you can say, you know, yes, you are right the tort system needs to be fixed. it's not the answer to the cost trends. >> thank you, doctor. that was incredibly interesting. [applause] i want to ask our executive director to give us an update on the association and assistanting state to control health costs while maintaining quality. >> thank you we're trying to emulate what jeff it doing. we have an agreement with jeff trying to utilize his technique. we have awarded seven states project to see if we can take some of the technique jeff and his colleagues have developed and apply them to a state. it
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